HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS OCTOBER SALES

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 3, 2008 - Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 20,820 for the month of October, a 31 percent decrease from October 2007 levels.

“We are experiencing one of the most challenging times in recent automotive history,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s vice president of national sales. “We are encouraged by the prospects for November. With the financial markets beginning to stabilize and the election behind us, we believe consumer confidence will be bolstered and prospects who have been on the sidelines during this period of uncertainty will re-emerge into the market to help fuel the economic engine. With some of the most fuel-efficient and standard safety equipped vehicles in the industry we feel we are well positioned to get back on track.”

All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by The Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty. Hyundai buyers are protected by a 10-year/100,000-mile power train warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.

CARLINE Oct-08 Oct-07 CY2008 CY2007
ACCENT 2,222 2,660 46,615 31,872
SONATA 7,943 9,507 105,385 108,865
ELANTRA 2,673 4,737 88,817 78,627
TIBURON 558 895 8,288 12,745
SANTA FE 3,794 5,940 60,423 75,945
AZERA 361 1,415 13,798 18,776
TUCSON 988 2,958 17,235 35,407
ENTOURAGE 461 596 4,821 16,260
VERACRUZ 699 1,524 9,126 10,142
*GENESIS 1,121 0 3,976 0
TOTAL 20,820 30,232 358,484 388,639

*Genesis sales were up 8.9 percent over September 2008

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